Court reserves order in Aman Kachru ragging case

Dharamshala: A fast track court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Purinder Vaidya hearing the case of ragging to death case of medical student Aman Kachru today reserved it’s order and the judgement would be pronounced on November 11.

Special public prosecutor Jiwan Lal Sharma pleaded that Aman was brutally beaten up under the garb of ragging by his seniors and he succumbed to his injuries. The defence, who concluded their arguments contended that Aman was a heart patient and that could be one of the reasons for his death.

Sharma said the court has recorded the statement of 38 witnesses, comprising doctors and police personnel and Aman’s father Rajendra Kachru during the trial.

The magisterial inquiry conducted by the state government into Aman’s death had concluded that he died due to ragging. The inquiry report said many first-year students, including Aman, were subjected to intense physical ragging in March 7, 2009.

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